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Alex Russell on browsers, standards, and the process of progress. Is Up!

My warmest thanks and a hearty "congrats!" to the Uxebu crew and Dylan for getting the new site up and running:

The new site is important for a couple of reasons. First, it's a good step in the direction of working to make clear that Dojo-the-javascript-toolkit and Dojo-the-foundation are completely separate entities with different goals and different leadership. The Foundation will take any and all projects that want a good home and are willing to meet the basic criteria that let others trust the code and process behind Foundation projects. It's been weird that most of the documentation about Foundation policies and procedures has lived on the Toolkit site for so long, and having them be totally separate should help clarify.

Secondly, the Foundation site helps show off the projects which aren't the toolkit. The Foundation has more than doubled in size in the last year (in terms of projects), and looks set to continue that expansion. That the Toolkit project gets the most attention has been a long-term irritant to nearly everyone involved, and it's my hope that the Foundation site will help to fix that.

Lastly, the Foundation site is beautiful. Built with the Toolkit and Dojango, the site is a great showcase for the kinds of things that are easy to build with Foundation-sponsored technologies. Nice work everyone!